Clare Wallace

Clare Wallace

Please upload: covering letter, synopsis, first chapter
Looking for: fiction and non-fiction from picture books to YA. All genres welcome
Not interested in: poetry and scripts

As chief talent-spotter, Clare is building the children’s list at the Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency and is scouting for new authors of picture books, middle grade, teenage, YA and illustrators. Before joining the Agency in 2011, Clare graduated with a first from a BA in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies at Bath Spa University, and went on to gain a distinction on the MA in Creative Writing. She has proof-listened to hundreds of adults and children’s audio books and worked for Cardiff University as a research assistant and coach to international students. Her authors include Caroline Crowe, Martyn Ford, Stewart Foster, Helen Grant, A M Howell, Polly Ho-Yen, Olivia Hope, Rachel Ip, Olivia Levez, Beth Reekles, Dave Rudden and Deirdre Sullivan. Her illustrators include Anneli Bray, Vicki Gausden, Claire Powell, Lorna Scobie and Natalie Smillie.